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looking for tips to remove clock panel

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by zanodave, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    zanodave

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    Need help to remove the clock and hazard panel?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    It really is a pain. I don't know how I got mine out. It's very decieving as to what is one piece and what is another. The worst part is I don't think I learned anything from my experience so I can't really help you much and if I had to repeat it again I'd probably have just as bad a time.:(
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    Took me a while too. I resorted to sticking butter knives in between the plastics, getting pissed and just wedging it as hard as i could. Made a snap, and i thought i broke it, but came out with out a scratch.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2010 at 11:38 PM
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    ajohnson

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    Things and stuff and such
    Wouldn't removing the headunit make it easier?
     
  5. Jan 12, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    You gotta remove the headunit. Use a knife to pry out the ac controls and disconnect those. Then pop off the black panels under the ac vents which leaves a hole. Inside those holes, you can access the clips to remove the headunit. Pull the headunit out and start taking it apart from behind. This will give you access to that piece you want.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    I worked on at about 45min last night, and got so aggravated,that I had to stop before I tore something up. I am going to try again this mourning.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    I got a really really small flat head screwdriver, ripped an old shirt, wrapped the end with the small piece of fabric so I didn't scratch the dash, and the AC controls popped right out so I could get to the bolts holdin the head unit in.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    This.

    I even had the little instructions from the dash adapter kit that turned out to be worthless.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Yea its a real PITA to do. I didnt know what the hell was going on when I first did it and it took me like 80 minutes to take the whole thing apart (I was gonna paint my face plate black).
     
  11. Jan 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    thanks for all the input, I finally did it !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    I know this is an old thread, but still comes up first on google when you search this issue.

    Just removed the clock from my headunit. Tacotunes is wrong, there are 6 clips, not 4. Each is very small, 2 on top, 2 on bottom, and one on each side. Wedge knives in the top and bottom to keep the clips free from the holes.

    Then slide 2 knives in the sides and push the clock out from the front (pushing on the display part GENTLY).
    It comes out very easy, but the major pain is retracting all the clips at the same time. I see why everyone thinks it is so difficult.
    The key is don't give up.
     
  13. Jan 25, 2015 at 5:37 AM
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    Since this old thread was revived I'll ask here, when you are pushing the clock out are you pushing the front face and it's coming out the back, or are you pushing on the back to pop it out the front? Any pictures from anybody?
     
  14. Feb 21, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    This is an old post, but to clarify, take the whole head unit out. I used six butter knives and pushed them between the clips and the unit from the back side. CLIPS: There are two on top, two on sides, and two on the bottom. Then the unit slides out from the back. Meaning if the head unit was installed the unit would push IN toward the dash. Hope this helps anyone looking during a search.
     
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